Embark on a life-changing adventure!

If you are looking for fun and purpose in a job that can change your life forever—and the lives of others—you have come to the right place! YMCA Camp Lakewood, an overnight summer camp, and YMCA Trout Lodge, a family resort and group retreat center, are located off-grid in Potosi, MO on 5,000+ forest-covered acres with a 350-acre private lake.

Our positions are filling fast! We currently are seeking highly motivated individuals to work in positions in the areas of waterfront, ropes, outdoor education, housekeeping, food service, groundskeeping, and guest relations.


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Staff Spotlight: Meet Lochie

👋 Hey everyone! My name's Hannah, but you'll know me as Lochie at camp. This is my third summer on staff (my second summer on support staff). This year I will be one of the resident mermaids (waterfront leads) at Lakewood! 🏊‍♀️

Camp for me is a home away from home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and when I am not there I think about it all the time. My favourite thing to do at camp is singing around the campfires or making a pita pizza. 🍕

Staff Spotlight: Meet Oogway

Hola! My name is Keiji, some at Lakewood and Trout know me as Oogway :) I am looking forward to going back to camp, seeing everyone again, and enjoying the summer while making new memories! This will be my second year at Lakewood, I loved being part of the Ropes team and being a counselor for Adventures and Explorers!!!

I'll be helping out as Leadership UM this next summer :) If I can give a hand to anyone, let me know! I love to treat people with kindness and tell you how amazing you are! See you soon.


Employment Benefits

😁  Work that makes a difference


Fun atmosphere


🛶 Unique workplace: lake, forest, ranch


💫 Opportunities for advancement


🐎 Outdoor work opportunities


😎 $300 employee referral program


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